4 Ways You Can Build Influence And Succeed As A New Manager

Gaining influence starts with building trust and engaging others. Credit: Getty Images

Building influence is more than having authority. An influential manager is one who exudes confidence, gains trust and inspires others to reach their fullest potential. Most new managers mistake being assertive as being aggressive. This management style is problematic because it creates a fear-based environment where employees are afraid to ask questions, share their opinions or speak up.